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Fashion: Black, white and bold

This season, watch for a strong color trend in black and white.
BY LINDA MILLER Modified: March 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm •  Published: March 26, 2013
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photo - Joie silk blouse with pleated front and tie back and Trina Turk circle print ankle pants from Oh a Whim. Makeup by Natasha Shipley, Sooo Lilly Cosmetics. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman  CHRIS LANDSBERGER - CHRIS LANDSBERGER
Joie silk blouse with pleated front and tie back and Trina Turk circle print ankle pants from Oh a Whim. Makeup by Natasha Shipley, Sooo Lilly Cosmetics. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman CHRIS LANDSBERGER - CHRIS LANDSBERGER

Black and white combos also are a great backdrop for a hint of color. Pastels may get lost among the bold print, but a bright color can hold its own.

“I love this black and white trend right now,” said makeup artist Alex Mendez-Kelley, owner of The MakeUp Bar. “Of course, this is what I wear every day. It is the best trend to add accessories to, either statement jewelry or long layers, a pop of color in shoes or handbags.”

In makeup, it's exactly the same idea, she said. Try a bold black eyeliner, an extreme cat eye or mimic Adele's heavy-lined eyes. But don't make eyes compete with lots of other makeup, she said.

To ensure the eyeliner looks awesome, steer clear of shimmer. Keep eye shadow simple and matte. To make a statement with your lips, go bold with hot pink, she suggested.